Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Jiffy" Lemon Cream Cheese Squares


Featured Food Storage/Pantry Item: Jiffy Cake Mix
Do you stock up on Jiffy cake mixes and muffin mixes for that "just in case" moment. Occasionally, I give in and buy them when they are one sale for a ridiculously low price. I also buy them because the lemon cake mix works for my daughter's E-Z Bake Oven. Just a little tip. It is much cheaper than the E-Z bake packs. Anyway, I have seen people stock up on these during case lot sales and so today, in honor of all you Jiffy mix people ( I know you are out there) I am going to give you a sweet little treat straight from the back of the Jiffy Lemon Cake mix box.
I often try out recipes that can be found on the boxes and bags of my food and I do believe this is a keeper. I couldn't seem to stop eating them, despite the fact that I need to lose a lot of weight before I show up to a week long vacation in Costa Rica in my bathing suit. Of course, I have a weakness for all things lemon, cream cheese and sugary.
Crust:
1 pkg Jiffy Lemon Cake mix
1 egg
3 Tb margarine or butter softened
Filling
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/4 Cup sugar
a small dash of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix crust ingredients until moist. Batter will be stiff. Reserve 1/2 cup of crust mixture.
Press the rest of the crust into bottom of an ungreased 8" pan. I accidentally greased the pan and it was kind of difficult to press out the crust. Flour your hands or the back of a spoon to press out crust.
Bake crust for six minutes and remove from oven
Blend filling ingredients until creamy and pour over crust.
Drop the reserved crust mixture, by Tablespoon over the cheese layer. Bake for 25 minutes or until crust starts to get golden.

4 comments:

My Man's Belly said...

Yep, I buy them occasionally and use them as a base for different things.

pTsaldari said...

I am so happy to did this one with the Lemon. I wish every restaurant menu had this in order to offer up as a way to cleans the palate after a meal. Enjoyed this very much. Will continue to follow and I'm saving this one.
Thank you for sharing,
PT

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The Duo Dishes said...

It's pretty impossible to find anything other than Jiffy cornbread or blueberry muffin mix in our LA stores. Apparently, they sell a ton of mixes in shops in NY. It'd be fun to try the other varieties!

pegasuslegend said...

oh boy these look yummy

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